Belgian Comedy Duo Behind Sundance Movie ‘Mother Schmuckers’ to Direct ‘Heads or Fails’; Best Friend Forever Boards Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Brussels-based company Best Friend Forever has acquired international rights to Lenny and Harpo Guit’s new feature “Heads or Fails,” the duo’s follow-up to Sundance comedy “Mother Schmuckers.”

Now in post, “Heads or Fails” tells the story of Armande Pigeon, a queen of shenanigans in Brussels who struggles to make ends meet because she can’t stop gambling on everything, always ending up on the wrong side of luck. When she teams up with Ronnie one night, everything changes – they win it all. And when you hit a winning streak, you have to know when to stop.

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Lenny and Harpo Guit’s previous film, “Mother Schmuckers,” premiered at Sundance in the Midnight section in 2021 and was critically lauded. Along with having directed numerous short films, they also have their own YouTube channel, Clubb Guitos.

“Heads or Fails” stars Maria Cavalier-Bazan, Axel Perin (“Mother Schmuckers”), Maxi Delmelle (“Mother Schmuckers”), Michael Zindel (“A Good Jewish Boy”) and Claire Bodson (“Tori and Lokita”). Melvil Poupaud (“Jeanne du Barry”) and Catherine Ringer, the lead singer of Les Rita Mitsuko, also make appearances.

“‘Heads or Fails’ is a portrait of a female character like no one else,” said Martin Gondre and Charles Bin, Best Friend Forever’s co-founders. “Keeping the craft so typical of their already-cult debut ‘Mother Schmuckers’, mixing creative freedom with sick humor, the romantic approach of their sophomore promise a new colorful comedy that should make the Guit Brothers’ madness accessible to wider audiences.”

The movie was produced by David Borgeaud at Roue Libre, Gaétane Rieusset at Fair Play and Clubb Guitos. UFO Distribution will release “Heads or Fails” in France; Galeries Distribution will release the film in Belgium.

Best Friend Forever’s current roster also includes Berlinale Panorama movie “The Visitor” by Bruce LaBruce. Recent titles include Cannes competition entry “Banel & Adama” by Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir’s Toronto film “City of Wind”; the Directors’ Fortnight thriller “The Other Laurens” by Claude Schmitz; and Sundance and Berlinale winner “Mutt,” helmed by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz.

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